Iwan Baan’s Amazing Architecture Photos On View In Los Angeles!
February 20, 2013
“Shanghai #1,” 2010, by Iwan Baan, depicts the Shanghai Expo’s British Pavilion, designed by Heatherwick Studio
The groundbreaking architecture photographer — and A+ Awards juror — Iwan Baan has a new exhibition opening in Los Angeles this evening. “The Way We Live,” which runs through April 13 at the Perry Rubenstein Gallery, features a selection of Baan’s rich, large-scale images, which raise questions about urbanism, humanity, and our relationships to the spaces we inhabit. Some highlights include his almost voyeuristic early photo of Toyo Ito’s Mikimoto Building in Tokyo, which depicts a partially obscured woman in traditional dress looking out from one of the slick building’s boulder‐shaped windows, and ”The City and the Storm,” the now-iconic New York magazine cover of a Hurricane Sandy-stricken Manhattan. The exhibition also devotes an entire gallery to Baan’s award-winning series on Venezuela’s Tower of David, the famed abandoned skyscraper that has become a micro city of squatters — and a symbol of both government failure and human ingenuity. Click through to see more photos from the exhibition!
“Dubai #1,” 2010, depicts the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
“Guangzhou #1,” 2010, features Zaha Hadid’s Guanzhou Opera House in China.
“Tokyo #1,” 2011, Toyo Ito’s Mikimoto Building
“Torre David #2,” 2011, one of a series of works focused on Venezuela’s infamous Tower of David
All photos by Iwan Baan, courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles.